Pedro Bauza [pedrofoto]
Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
Yes, many. Here is my website www.creativephotography.com.
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
32 years(14 years commercially). My mother placed me in a photography class when I was 8 years old.
What has been your education as a photographer?
BA in Photography. MFA in Art History.
Please list any exhibitions in which you have participated.
Black Board Gallery - San Francisco:
1. Alternate World Man & Woman
2. Characters Part 1
3. Characters Part 2
Austin Coalition of Artist - Austin:
Mora Gallery - San Juan:
Degas Gallery - New Orleans:
NOLA Artists - New Orleans:
Positive/Negative - New Orleans:
Please list any awards for your work.
1. American Photo - Honarable Mention 1999
2. Liga de Arte de San Juan - First Place 2004
3. Picture it Award - Second Place
4. Diamond Hearts Gallery -Fourth Place
What is your favourite type of photography?
Mix of portraiture with architectural
What do you try to express through your photography?
I always aim at telling stories with every image.
How do you choose your subjects?
The ones I choose, I select because of unsual features. I am defnitely never looking for the average.
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
1. Outline Contents
2. Discuss contents(times/dates if needed) with participants
3. Review locations
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
Always with a purpose in mind.
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma, Olympus, Sony, Pentax...which do you place your bets on and why?
Canon....but my bets are never placed on the bow or the arrow, but the hunter.
Describe your current equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, accessories...
(I also collect old cameras)
I am a mac user
Lenses are too many to list.
What software and plug-ins do you use to retouch and manage your photos?
(and a super huge conglomerate of plug-ins)
What measures do you take to protect your work against Internet piracy?
None. I do not care about piracy.
Are you a good salesperson of your work? In what should you improve?
No. I should actually try it.
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
Ansel Adams and Helmut Newton
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
What is your team of habitual collaborators like?
With which other photographers do you normally team up with or do sessions with?
Do you consider yourself more technical or more artistic?
What have you learned about the art of framing and composition?
Balance draws in the viewer.
How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
You do not really need an instinct. Just do some pre-planning, and click the button as many times as you like.
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
I personally use film when I have a very long time for pre-production. Other than that, I have recently(since 2005) started usuing digital.
Does photography have the recognition that it should have in contemporary art museums?
A considerable amount aong the places I frequent.
Which websites for photographers do you frequently visit?
Is there any particular technique that you could share?
I like to do "Sebatiers" when I develop my own prints. But, again...my technique is my pre-planning sketching.
San Juan-Puerto Rico